Combining California hip-hop with extra creativity and textures, clipping. are raising the bar with their second album CLPPNG. Hard-hitting and aggressive, CLPPNG takes an experimental spin on west coast hip-hop – and it does not disappoint.
Almost all of the tracks on the album use a range of sounds and industrial textures as the supporting backbeat, giving the songs an unconventional, yet enticing punch. “Get Up” wakes you up with a pulsating alarm sound that transitions into the backing hip-hop beat. The simple backbeat highlights the speed and skill of rapper Daveed Diggs, “Inside Out” uses digital sounds, morphed into rhythm and bass, and makes it one of the roughest tracks on the album, alongside “Body and Blood” which has a similar technique, but with a slightly more industrial and hardcore sound and lyrical content.
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